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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

An Old Southern Melody: 1941

An Old Southern Melody: 1941

August 1941. "Local band leader plays 'An Old Southern Melody' and everybody cheered." Coffee County, Alabama. View full size. Medium format safety negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Tuned In: 1941

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Tuned In: 1941

June 1941. Family at the "USDA farm family labor camp" in Caldwell, Idaho. View full size. Medium format safety negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

The Indy Five: 1908

The Indy Five: 1908

August 1908. "Noon hour in an Indianapolis furniture factory. Witness, E.N. Clopper." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

John and Floyd: 1908

John and Floyd: 1908

November 1908. Chester, South Carolina. "Eureka Cotton Mills. John Madison, 11 years old; 53 inches high. Beginning to sweep. Floyd Root, 10 years old. 50 inches high. Helps cousin spin every day after school. Witness: S.R. Hine." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Mexican Migrants: 1939

Mexican Migrants: 1939

October 1939. Neches, Texas. "Mexican migrants drinking cold drinks and buying candy at filling station where the truck taking them to their homes in the Rio Grande Valley has stopped. They had been picking cotton in Mississippi." Photograph by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Shorpy Prints for Your Pod

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Shorpy Prints for Your Pod

We have two new desk and pod-wall print sizes in the Gift Shop: 8x10 and 11x17 inches, all beautifully printed on seimi-glossy photo paper by Juniper Gallery South. Prices are $15 and $20. The larger-size Juniper Gallery prints on French art paper continue as before. Now the Floating Lady can go anywhere you do!

Silver City Buick: 1940

Silver City Buick: 1940

May or June 1940. "Insignias on tourist's car seen in Silver City, New Mexico." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 
 
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